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Preparations For 2015 Games Intact

Port Moresby: The Games Organising Committee (GOC) which is responsible for the delivery of the 2015 Pacific Games to be held in Port Moresby is very confident that the event
03 Jan 2015 10:52
Preparations For 2015 Games Intact

Port Moresby: The Games Organising Committee (GOC) which is responsible for the delivery of the 2015 Pacific Games to be held in Port Moresby is very confident that the event will be delivered as planned.

Speaking to the sponsors of the 2015 Games GOC chief executive officer Peter Stewart highlighted the magnitude of the Games and how critical it would be for the successful delivery and the supply of essential goods and services.

“We are very confident that the Games will be delivered as planned because of the number of critical and very important things we have achieved and committed for the games,” he said.

Some of GOC’s key achievements last year have been the appointment of Makoda who will be producing the opening and closing ceremonies. Eurest (PNG) Catering and Services Ltd to look after the 3000-plus athletes, who will be fed on a daily basis with more than 20,000 meals served at the Games Village.

The committee has engaged a locally based company, Lae Ever Clean to provide cleaning services for the Games Village. GOC awarded 50 contracts to various goods and services providers last year.

“This is a critical part of the preparations, so partnering with competent and experienced goods and services providers, will enable GOC to deliver the Games successfully,’’ Stewart said.

GOC has engaged eight broadcasters for the Games.Three of these broadcasters are EMTV, Click TV and Kundu 2 , who are PNG based. Apart from the Games, GOC would like to use this opportunity to show the world that PNG is not only a great place for sports but also an incredible tourist destination.

The medical team is an essential part of the Games and the GOC has already recruited medical volunteers.

 

PNG power work on games electricity

All electricity infrastructures for the Pacific Games next year is expected to be completed just before the games begin, according to PNG Power.

In the Independent Public Business Corporation (IPBC) December review report, PNG Power CEO, John Tangit, said all infrastructures would be set up at their own cost until March next year when it is up and running.

PNG Power has injected K6.5 million into the Pacific Games and will comprise of electricity connection to the games infrastructure electricity lines to central points, stand by generators, operational support to name a few.

 

Free wifi for Pacific Games

Free WiFi will be provided to athletes participating in the 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby.This is part of the platinum sponsorship deal by Telikom PNG.

Telikom has injected K8 million into the Pacific Games which is only seven months away.

The investment will go into telecommunication infrastructure such as broadband and fibre-optics.

This will make the games accessible to people throughout the country and the region to almost all participating countries.

The 2015 Pacific Games will run from July 4-18.

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